Both the men’s and women’s rowing teams put forth an excellent effort in the Knecht Cup this past weekend. Heading into the finals, the Stags put four entries into the final events.
A gold medal coming from the all freshmen women’s novice 4 team of Jeannette Ecklemen, Maria Levano, Maura Flanagan, Liz Franger and the coxswain Nicole Karwashan highlighted the weekend for the team. The team crossed the line with a time of 7:50.13.
The other teams to make the finals were men’s novice 4 and the men’s varsity 4 who competed in the petite finals and the men’s second varsity 4 who competed in the event final.
The men’s novice 4 finished their race in 7:12.24 and bested teams from Villanova, Lafayette, Drexel and Penn State to get the win.
The men’s varsity 4 took third place in the petite final with a time of 6:58.98, behind Wentworth and Pittsburgh B.
Finally the men’s second varsity 4 finished the final with a time of 7:45.90 and in fifth place overall.
The next race for the Stags will be the MAAC Championships on April 27.
The Stags fell to Canisius 13-6 in a hard fought MAAC battle on Saturday afternoon. The Griffs move to a perfect 5-0 in conference play while the Stags fall to 3-2 in the MAAC.
Senior Chloe Mangan opened the scoring for the Stags at the 19:14 mark, but it was not enough to build momentum for the team.
The next best effort of the game came when Maeve Quinn ’16 scored the first of three consecutive goals for the Stags in the second half. Her goal was followed by goals from Caitlin Townsend ’13 and Jenna Slowey ’14. The three-goal effort was enough to pull the Stags back to within five, but it was the closest they would get in play.
The Stags will take on the MAAC again when they travel to Manhattan on Wednesday for a 7:00 start.
Baseball fell to MAAC rivals Marist in three games over the weekend. The Red Foxes took the wins 4-2, 6-3 and 4-2.
In the first of the three games Rob LoPinto ’14 hit an RBI to tie the game for the Stags at the top of the third inning. After a two-run seventh inning for Marist, the game was out of reach for the Stags, even with Alex Witkus’ ’15 score in the eighth.
In the second game, Marist got out front first again, and left the Stags to chase the game. In the fourth inning, Jake Salpietro ‘16, Mike Bennett ‘13 and Ryan Plourde ’14 scored the only runs for the Stags in the game.
The third outing also ended with a loss for the Stags, with Witkus and Plourde scoring the only runs for the team on the day. With a double and an RBI, Plourde extended his on-base streak to thirty games.
The Stags will look to get back on track with a trip to UConn on April 16.
Men’s Tennis defeated Niagara 5-2 on Saturday morning to remain undefeated in MAAC play.
The Stags secured wins in the two and three spots for doubles and the duos of Erik Kremheller ‘13 and George Tioutine ‘15 defeated their counterparts, as did Cameron Amyot ’15 and Ian Tesmond ‘14.
Freshman Ofir Soloman got crucial singles points for the Stags, as did Amyot who got the fourth, and ultimately the winning point for the team.
The final win in singles came from Tioutine who defeated his opponent in three straight sets.
The Stags will look to remain undefeated in the MAAC as they take on Marist, whom they defeated in the finals of last years MAAC tournament. They will take on the Red Foxes on April 16 at 3:00.
Women’s Tennis split their weekend games, defeating Manhattan 7-0 on Sunday, while falling 4-3 to Niagara on Saturday.
On Saturday the wins for the Stags came from Monica Yajima ’14 who defeated Niagara’s Hilary Hansen 6-2 and 6-1. Sophomore Allison Radde defeated Niagara’s Maria Ortiz 6-2 and 6-4. Finally, Nikki Jackson ’13 defeated Niagara’s Jenna McCune 6-2 and 6-1 to get the third and final point for the Stags.
In their 7-0 win over Manhattan, the Stags got wins from every member of the team who took to the courts.
The doubles teams of Yajima/Radde, Carolina Koladzyn ‘14/ Emma Samson ‘15 and Victoria Pirrello ‘14/Maggie McLaughlin ‘16 defeated their Jasper counterparts and were vital in the victory for the Stags.
In singles, Yajima, Koladzyn, Radde, Pirrello, Jackson and McLaughlin all got victories, with only one set dropped within all six games.
The Stags, who are 8-7 and 5-1 in the MAAC finish up conference play as they host Siena on Saturday afternoon.
Golf competed in the Mount St. Mary’s Invitational. The final results were not in before we went to print. However, both the men’s and women’s teams were in fifth place after 36 holes at the event. Check out our twitter (@MirrorSports) to see the final results from the Invitational.